We start with a summarized explanation of criminal assaults. The summary includes 4 phases common to every criminal assault and a few trends within each phase. We use an understanding of criminal assault to develop our reactionary response, known as “the game-plan.” The game-plan serves as a logic tree for good decision-making within a fight.
We demonstrate the game plan by showing the split-seat belt method of standing control. The split-seat belt restricts the bad guy from accessing a weapon but allows you to access a weapon.
Students spent time drilling the split-seat belt position and then were given assistance on some of the common mistakes.
We then completed 7 3-minute rolls. The rolls were not scripted and served only as an opportunity for students to see the complications presented when a weapon is involved in the fight.
The class ended with one scenario. The two students did not know if either person was armed with a weapon, and they did not have the option to run away.
We wanted to provide an introduction to the real-world application of force and show how the possibility of weapons changes your decision-making within a fight. The 1.5-hour class was a condensed version of a longer 12-hour training course we offer.